IATE Illinois Association of Teachers of English

What is IATE?

An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), IATE serves professional teachers of English at all levels, elementary through college, throughout the state of Illinois.  We offer a variety of activities and publications, most notably our annual fall conference. IATE members also participate in regional activities throughout the year and serve on standing committees that promote the interests of the IATE and its 1200 members.

Arranged by districts across the state, the IATE provides a lively network for the exchange of teaching tips, current research, and professional development – as well as enduring friendships.

Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English is to improve the quality of instruction in English at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the efforts of all those who are concerned with the improvement of instruction in English.

UPCOMING EVENT:  2016 South Central and Central Conference

Literacy in the 21st Century:
Filling Gaps and Building Bridges

Mark your calendars!  This one-day, spring conference takes place on March 5, 2016, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, and is co-sponsored by IATE South Central and Central Districts.  The conference will take place at MacArthur High School:

MacArthur High School
1499 West Grand
Decatur, IL 62522

Please consider presenting at/attending this conference.  Please see the Call for Proposals (submission deadline is January 1, 2016).   Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Hudson at jahudson@dps61.org.


Easy Donating

If you would like to make a financial donation to IATE, you can do so by simply clicking the PayPal link below.